Tech Setup

Introducing our “Best of the Best” tech gadgets and accessories. For when your “one job” work from home tech setup isn’t going to cut it anymore.

Top Must-Haves (for the serious Overemployees)

#1 Mechanical Mouse Jiggler

Quiet with random movements. Keep pesky screen savers off and your Slacks or Teams active. Everyone has one. Avoid any detectable software-based jiggler.

Say goodbye to micro-managing bosses.

#2 TESmart KVM Switch 4 PCs + 2 Monitors (HDMI or DisplayPort)

Juggling with three or more laptops and accessories? Trying to work with your current monitors and accessories?

Introducing this premium keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) switch.

Use a desk with 2 monitors to switch and control 4 PCs and/or laptops. Contains all cables necessary for the operation of KVM.

Plug & Play. All ports are HDMI. You can also get it in all DisplayPorts. Check your PC and monitor inputs. DP1.4 has advantages in dual-feeding two laptops into one monitor if your monitor supports it.

#3 49″ U4919DW Dell Monitor With Built-In KVM Switch

Achieve next-level efficiency with the world’s first 49-inch dual QHD monitor.

Two input sources, one screen. View content from two different laptop sources with Picture-by-Picture (PBP). This feature splits the screen into two sides, similar to a dual monitor setup but way better.

Use one keyboard/mouse set and easily toggle between two different laptops with the keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) feature.

More ways to multi-task and stay organized with “easy arrange”, one of the many options included with the Dell Display Manager software.

Accessories & Budget Alternatives

#1 Vertical Laptop Holder

The dual-slot design makes it convenient to cradle up two laptops and two cellphones vertically at the same time, saving precious desk space.

You can lean a third laptop, unsecured, in the front or back in lieu of a cell phone. However, if you’re working with four laptops, best to get two of these.

Provides an Allen wrench to adjust the slot size from 0.39 to 1.6 inches to accommodate different laptop thicknesses.

Used to come in silver but might be out of stock currently.

#2 34″ U3419w Dell Monitor with Built-In KVM Switch

Stay modest with a “smaller” and older model. I use two of them side-by-side with a monitor arm, connected to an external KVM switch.

Two input sources, one screen. View content from two different laptop sources with Picture-by-Picture (PBP). This feature splits the screen into two sides, similar to a dual monitor setup.

Use one keyboard/mouse set and easily toggle between two different laptops with the keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) feature. Heads Up: I’ve never tested this feature as I use two of these monitors with an external KVM. Some reviews mention internal KVM only works with HDMI 2.o.

More ways to multi-task and stay organized with “easy arrange”, one of the many options included with the Dell Display Manager software.

#3 TESmart KVM Switch 2 PCs + 2 Monitors (HDMI only)

Not ready to splurge $400 on a premium KVM switch? Try this “budget” one instead.

Simplify your two-laptop workstation with 2 x HDMI and 2 x USB2.0 output to your monitors and inputs for one set of keyboard, mouse, and webcam.

#4 Adjustable Arm Desk Mounted For Two Flat/Curved Monitors or Laptops

Improve your WFH 2x ergonomics with adjustable arms. Save desk space, feel more zen and productive.

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